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    July 9, 2011
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good morning, picking up the pieces. i'm weijia jiang. the -- the stories from the storm are coming up next. we'll tell you if the sun will shine today. also, good morning, a club is drawing fire from the chief of police. the police keep an eye on the scene of a homicide last week. >> reporter: coming up, lift off. the final lift off of atlantis.
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a final flight and an emotional fair well here in maryland. that's coming up as eyewitness news continues. is. good morning, and welcome to eyewitness news this saturday. i'm gigi barnett. >> i'm tim williams. >> temperatures are in the 60s. we're looking at a nice weekend shaping up after all of the rain we've had, we deserve that. we may have a little bit of haze. the humidity levels are down. we have a lot of moisture. we have a dense fog advisory. that's going to be in effect until the sun comes up and
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stirring around. we're talking from washington county to allegany and garrett as well. that's for probably two more hours or so. the temperatures are going up to 90 degrees. overnight lows around 65. we'll have the complete first warning forecast in a few minutes. a dozen families are trying to find a place to call home after storms ripped through their homes. >> reporter: this fast moving storm left a devastating blow. >> this is the water line where the water stopped. >> reporter: angela is looking for a new place to live after thursday's thunderstorm pulled the roof off of her home. >> packing and throwing away
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stuff. >> it's terrible. it's the worst thing ever. i wouldn't wish it on nobody. >> reporter: then, as many were trying to recover, another round of severe weather pounded maryland friday. these streets were flooded. nearly 40,000 bge customers lost service. trees blocked roadways and shattered cars. >> when i opened up the front door, debris and branches were flying. >> reporter: folks who live here say that the storm ripped through in an hour. they're not sure how long it will take to clean up. >> it's bad. >> reporter: ever seen anything like this? >> never. >> reporter: she and her boyfriend join families to grab
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and pack whatever they can. >> it's terrible. i and gonna have a house to live in for months. >> reporter: the red cross is providing shelter to two dozen families and many others are staying with loved ones. and no injuries were reported as a result of the storms. the police opened an investigation of a woman hit by a car last night. it happened in woodlawn. the driver stopped after the accident. the woman's identity isn't released. and another deadly wreck kills two elderly poem on pulaski on jones road yesterday afternoon. one of the cars was sent into the woods. right now, we're working to get the victim's names. a local nightclub is under intense scrutiny after it was
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the keen of a brutal murder. the club has a violent history. >> reporter: nothing appeared different on july 2nd at the club. at 2:00 a.m., the parking lot was a crime scene. >> oh, man, i know it was 20 police cars out here. they had the whole area roped off. it was terrible. it was terrible. >> reporter: this 36-year-old was shot and killed in the parking lot. the manager tells us that it was impossible to tell what lead to the shooting. this location is open to highway traffic. i would think an okay location. i won't be coming back here. >> reporter: a spokesperson from the police says it's on the chief's radar. >> especially what happened at
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the club, the department is paying very close attention to club baltimore and the police chief made it clear, he's prepared to take action. >> reporter: the manager tells wjz we're cooperating with police. management is concerned about their own safety and the safety of others. >> we're optimistic that the situation will improve. >> reporter: club baltimore is open for business. the owners have a hearing with the liquor board next month. the manager says he's not aware of the meeting. i'm pat warren, now, back to you on tv hill. >> if you have any information about the shooting, give the police a call. a towson university hot spot is on the mend. the owners of the charles village pub launched the reconstruction of the
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restaurant yesterday. the small fire destroyed the college hang out. they'll reopen on new year's day. americans are mourning the loss of betty ford. she died last night at the age of 93. >> she had class, she was one of the most elegant first ladies ever. she meant a lot to us. >> reporter: she was the first lady in 1974 when ford was sworn in as president. she also opened a world famous addiction clinic in california. she died with her family by her side. she'll be laid next to her husband in michigan. a big set back for the economy. june's unemployment rate was the highest it's been all year. companies added 18,000 jobs last month. so far, that was below what was
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predicted. lawmakers are trying to reach an agreement to raise the debt limit. republicans and democrats are fighting hard against parts of president obama's plans. the president wants to slash $4 trillion in spending and close tax lupe holes. everyone, democrats and republican go out and say, no, i didn't get it all and yes, i had to accept things i didn't want. look at what we did. >> reporter: president obama called both sides of the white house for a meeting tomorrow. the nation could default on debt for the first time ever. >> the astronauts on board the shuttle atlantis are spending their morning in space. atlantis blasted into space for the final time yesterday. as alex demetrick explains, it was emotional for some in maryland. >> reporter: while four
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astronauts settled into the space shuttle atlantis, hundreds of nasa employees settled in to watch. mike has spent three decades on the project. it's a bittersweet end. we have a rich, rich history here at goddard. we've thrown payloads on 70% of the flights. >> reporter: this is the last. it's the 135th flight. >> ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, all three engines up and burning. two, one, zero and lift off! the final lift off of atlantis. >> it showed what the country can do. >> reporter: atlantis climbed on more than that today. >> i was emotional. >> i'm one of the scientists at
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goddard that doesn't remember the apollo program. it's huge. >> it's the end of a wonderful era in space flight. we had to stop it, it's old technology. we want to make sure people are safe. >> reporter: despite the tragic loss of shuttles and their crews -- >> what an amazing journey. >> reporter: i'm alex demetrick, wjz-13. several private companies are building rockets to send people into space. turning to baseball. frustrations are boiling over for the orioles. the birds taking on the red sox at fenway park. no one could get a handle on the ball. pitcher kevin gregg starts
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yelling at david ortiz. they're both ejected and in the end, it's another blowout loss. 10-3 was the final. wow,the o's have more games at fenway. see the birds take on the sox. the action starts here on wjz tomorrow afternoon at 1:30. you can see, well, i don't know is it a boxing or baseball match. >> well, hopefully you don't get boxing action while watching the game. >> well, it's amazing while you watch the highlights. i don't condone fighting in sports. baseball players don't hit each other. they just hit each other. >> several were swinging. >> no one making impacts. football players take off their helmets to fight. that makes no sense. >> i'm leaving it on!
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i don't understand that. >> hopefully, they'll get to the break. they'll regroup. >> hit me with your best shot! >> well, weather took its best shots. now, it's gone. just in time for the weekend. for all of the july brides and people with family reunions. the weekend is just in time, it's cooperating. >> if you haven't been out there yet, the temperatures are around 69 degrees. that's not typical. we're looking at 67 as the dew point. the dew point and temperatures are high. relative humidity at 93%. winds northwest at 3 miles per hour. that's going to help dry us out. 29.81 is the barometer reading. ranging from 61 in oakland to 75 in ocean city. that's the last frontier where the showers moved on through. the showers cleared the area as
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they moved down across the eastern shore and towards the edge of the delmarva. we have 72 in rock hall. winds from the northwest, going to continue to bring in the cooler, dryer air. the temperatures are going to go up. that's with sunny skies and we'll tap into an area that's in the 90-degree range. we'll follow suit. we'll be around 90 degrees for today and tomorrow. we're going to be comfortable. we'll see the front pushing through the region around 7:00. we started to see the rain clearing the area. the clouds have started to push on out of the area as well. now, as the high pressure is building in, we're seeing the lower humidity levels starting to settle in over the mid- atlantic. this is what we're dealing with into monday. your sunset at 8:35. sunrise at 5:39. that was about 30 minutes ago,
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a north wind on the bay at 5 to 10 knots. we have 90 degrees today and partly sunny and hot. less humid than the next few days. mostly clear and 65 degrees is the overnight low. tomorrow, just a tad above the average. we'll top out into the 90s. a chance of thundershowers. it will warm up again on tuesday. 86 wednesday and 88 thursday. and keep in mind that the average high is about 87 to 88 degrees. we're on target heading into the second full week of july. still to come on eyewitness news saturday morning. growing mess. how britain's prime minister is caught up in a tabloid scandal. a gorilla mascot in ohio finds himself in a strange bit of pay back. here are yesterday's winning lottery numbers. ,,,,,,,
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welcome back, taking a live
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look at the harbor camera. still, a little bit of fog out there. a lot of moisture in the atmosphere. we'll take a little while for that to burn out of there. we have about 68 degrees. 75 on the shore. around the state, we'll see dry and comfortable air coming in. winds coming from the northwest, you'll have lower dew points. we have a dense fog advisory in effect for washington county and allegany and garrett county. only for the morning will we see that in place. we have 90 degrees and hot and humid. 65 degrees is the overnight low. if you're going to the ocean, this is what you'll see. there's a chance of
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thundershowers, but that's going away quickly. water temperatures up to 79- degree. were we'll have the forecast coming up in a few minutes. back to some of the other stories people are talking about. british prime minister, david cameron is caught up in the growing news of the world scandal. reporters are accused of hacking into the voice messages of fallen soldiers and murder victims. this man was arrested friday. he used to run the prime minister's communication office. >> he said that he did not know what was happening at the news of the world and he resigned as a result of it and i decided to give him a second chance. >> the last edition of the paper will run tomorrow. friday night, a number of
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firearms were found in a parked hears in mime -- hearse in miami. the police are trying to locate a man seen walking away from a hearse. the police in ohio had to be called after a banana man attacked a gorilla man. he was jumped by a person wearing a banana costume. the banana split after attacking the harry ape. the police are needing any information. pay back. >> you know? >> well, mascots behaving badly. >> yeah, yeah. >> still to come on eyewitness news saturday morning. getting ready for a monster of a show. the monster truck jam is saturday and a local driver is a main attraction. i'm andrea fujii at ,,,,,,
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we have a chance of thundershowers on tuesday, that's at 92 degrees and we'll knock back to average temperatures this time of the year. 86 and 88, the overnight lows in the 60s and low 70s. right now, m&t bank stadium
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is filled with 4000-tons of dirt. it's all for the monster truck jam. andrea fujii tells us that one of the main attractions is a maryland native. >> reporter: travis is used to being behind the controls, he's also usually behind the wheel. he'll be in saturday's monster truck jam. >> driving anything is a lot of fun. i race the cars and race motorcycles. nothing beats getting in a truck. the she's been here since the early 90s. this shall year, it's at m&t bank stadium. >> it's twice the size of normal. >> reporter: the field is covered in plastic and then flywood. had been travis looked forward to showing a hometown crowd his passion.
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most kid, the realities steps in and they have to get a real job. for me, i'm still driving truck. it will be a lot of fun. >> and he just filmed a movie he'll star in and he is doing the x games in summer. coming up, remembering betty ford, a look back at a life filled with highs and lows. and, it brings things into perspective how quickly lives can change. >> after a fan falls to his death, the changes that could be coming to stadiums around the country. >> and ballot battle, the next step in a ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning. i'm gigi barnett. >> i'm tim williams. at the bottom of the hour now. temperatures ranging at 70- degree. we're looking at a nice day shaping up. taking a life look at the inner
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harbor, we're looking at clearer conditions moisture levels and the humid -- humidity levels will start to go down here. we have dry winds from the northwest. temperatures are at 69 degrees. 61 in oakland. the dry air is already pushing into the region. the high pressure is taking over the forecast. ocean city was the last portion of the state to see the storms. we have a dense fog advisory from washington to allegany. 90-degrees is the forecasted high and partly sunny and hot. temperatures around 65 degrees under mainly clear skies. we'll have the forecast in a few moments. >> now, here's what people are talking about. betty ford died at the age of 93. sandra hues reported on her life and legacy.
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>> reporter: betty bloomerford never expected to be first lady, she was thrust into the role. 28 years were expected living in washington. weeks after her husband was sworn in as the 38th president of the united states in the wake of the water gate scandal, she found out she has breast cancer. at a time when cancer was spoken of in whispers, she was credited with saving thousands of lives. >> i thought, when i go down those stairs with my husband, they're probably wondering, now, which side did they say it was. >> struggling with stress, she was hooked on painkillers and alcohol. she entered a california hospital to kick the habit.
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i was comfortable going public with my addiction and going to treatment. i had been public about breast cancer and that helped a lot of people. >> reporter: she helped found the betty ford cancer treatment. >> i've always been open about any life. >> reporter: her openness was her greatest gift to her country. her appearance as her husband's funeral served as a remarkable remembrance. >> relatives say she died peacefully with her family by her side. president obama called the first lady a powerful advocate for women's rights. the police are trying to make a sense of a deadly
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shooting rampage in grand rapids, michigan. they say this man killed seven people, including two exgirlfriends and his own 12- year-old daughter. the shooting sparked a chase and then, he took several strangers hostage. he turned the gun on himself and now, the neighbors are still in disbelief. i'm overwhelmed. the whole town was upside down and everyone is -- we all feel it. >> reporter: last night, more than a hundred people gathered to remember the victims. even though it shook the community, the community will heal again. casey anthony rejects her mother's attempt to reach out. cindy asked to visit her daughter and her request was turned down. everyone casey anthony was
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cleared on charges that she murdered her daughter tuesday. she's currently serving time for lying to police and she'll be released next weekend. a baseball fan plummets to his death. >> reporter: flags were at half staff at ranger's ballpark. there was a moment of silence. it's one of the saddest things i've seen at a ballpark. >> reporter: he went over the field. >> the first person i saw was the dad and the boy. you know? it looked like someone would love to have a baseball. >> reporter: the father fell head first to the concrete and his son watched. >> his son cried out, daddy! >> reporter: fans tried to grab him and shield his son.
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>> he was calling for his dad. >> reporter: first responders said he was conscious and asked them to check on his son. he went into cardiac arrest and died shortly after. >> hearing the little boy screaming for his daddy after he fell and then, being home with my kids, it home last night. >> i'm so glad we didn't see that. >> reporter: almost a year ago to the day, another firefighter fell. he fractured his skull and survived. >> the number one concern is the safety of the fans. >> an inspector said that everything was up to code at the scene. right now, mlb promises to investigate the accident. it could lead to changes around the country. >> >> the police are looking for a missing inmate after he's
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released from central booking. the man disappeared late friday afternoon. he was held on $75,000 bond after being arrested on drug charges. anyone with information about his where abouts is asked to call 911. more victims are reporting sex crimes in baltimore. according to the baltimore sun,the number of reported rapes is up 50%. that's after the police department overhauled the units that investigates is sex crimes. baltimore lead the country in the number of rapes discarded by the police. in the controversy over allowing illegal aliens receive instate tuition is gearing up for another fight. >> thousands of names were on a petition drive. this is where the battle for or
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against the dream act continues. >> you and i know it. >> reporter: it's one of the hottest tappices in the state. it would give instate tuition for illegal immigrants. now, 16 months before the referendum, they're swaying the voters. we're going to win the election. >> reporter: this delegate voted against the dream act. now, he's taking to the air waves. >> i don't care how many lies they put out. the people in the state will vote against the dream act in november. >> reporter: more than enough. that's how the officials describe the number of petitions on the dream act. only 56,000 names were needed. the state received more than double. >> reporter: charlie carter works at progressive maryland
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-- many more support the dream act. >> millions of people didn't sign. they'll believe it's an issue of fairness. >> reporter: the state says that the required number of signatures are valid. there could be legal challenges to the petition. this is the first time in 20 years, the voters put a law to the statewide referendum. the rain didn't keep hundreds away from the first food truck rally. burgers and macaroni and key lime tarts, you could find it in the streets last night. >> this is the food truck celebration. we're all here to celebrate the restaurant, quality food. it's amazing. >> the vendors say it was so successful, it will be a monthny event.
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well, we may be one step closer to a new football season. anonymous sources say that a new deal could be completed next week. an appeals court ruling upheld the lockout yesterday. the owners and the players say they're dedicated to an agreement. joe flacco's wedding pictures are giving fans an idea what he's like off of the field. take a look at this one. he, his bride and the wedding party are throwing popcorn in a movie theater. he married his high school sweet heart last month. >> it looks like they're at a scary movie. i hope it's not marriage scaring them. >> i don't know what else could be scarier -- >> oh! >> i mean, hypothetically -- >> in a good way?
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>> yeah. we were talking about the food truck. our manager chris was there with her family. she wanted mac and cheese with bacon bits on a waffle cone. she says it's wonderful and a lot of people -- >> salty sweet? >> i can't grasp it. but that's a unique item down there. i can't see that. >> we, we know more about chris now. [ laughter ] >> you know, bernadette, i could see her eating that. she's expecting twins. that shall could be her craving, but not chris. >> go figure. we're talking about doing anything you want to do. the weather started to cooperate around 7:00 or so. we started to see clearing clearing continues this morning.
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the winds are shifted to the north and northwest. we have a bit of a dew point drop underway. it's still high now. we have 69 degrees, 67 is the dew point and the humidity is at 93%. the winds at 3 miles per hour are going to bring in dryer, less humid air and the barometer is going up. across the state, 60s and 74 in ocean city. we had in the forecast for ocean city, a chance of shower
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. summer usually means fun in the sun and leisurely late nighs. for this 32-year-old, it means more migraines. >> i have to spend just hours and even a whole day in bed sometimes. >> reporter: migraine sufferers have to deal with painful headaches this time of the year. this picnic menu at barbecue parties are to blame.
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>> these foods are typically made with nitrates and as are hotdogs. people eat them more in the summer and they trigger headaches. >> heat and humidity cause the body to sweat and that sparks headaches. also, storms can trigger barometric pressure and cause headaches. >> people need to be cautious when there's a low pressure system. >> sticking to the routine is key. eat and sleep at the usual time and take it easy on the alcohol. clear, dry drinks are less likely to cause an attack. she tries to do that and more. >> it wasn't worth it any more. >> she can't control the weather, but she can control
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the triggers and control her summer. a little time off can also cause headaches. they relax after a bit of stress. prince william and kate middleton kicked off the two day tour of los angeles yesterday. they went to the beverly hilton for an event with technology leaders. that was followed by a reception were tom hanks and gigi got to rub elbows with the couple. >> yes, kate, she's a good friend of mine. >> very nice. the first time they've been on the west coast. welcome. we're glad we're there. >> how much you want to dress that green dress will be the newest thing. >> yeah, and that color and that shade. still ahead, a huge
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donation to the pratt library. >> find out who made the donation and how ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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fa plan therapy is -- philanthrope is a huge act of kindness. this gift left this director speakless. >> reporter: the pratt free library is one of the oldest in the country. it provides valuable research to thousands. >> this is the type of gift that mr. pratt would have endorsed and loved. >> reporter: now,the ceo is beaming with excitement because of a tired library that left
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the library $475,000. >> i know librarians that worked with her. she said that her love of books and the reason she wanted to be a librarian was because of what happened when she grew up in baltimore. >> she was born and raised in west baltimore. she grew up as a patron of the pratt. she and her husband passed away in 2006. >> we know that they invested wisely and they were concerned about leaving a legacy and making sure that they wanted to give to others. >> reporter: as generous as the gift is, amazingly, she left the same amount of money, $475,000 to the baltimore county system where she worked. >> funds like this from mrs. peterson will allow us to continue to offer programs and to have our doors open. >> kai jackson, wjz, eyewitness
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news. wow! stories like this make you want to call and check on your 401k. this fall, the pratt will start loaning out i readers. >> the money low dated will help support the use of the new technology. >> i wonder if they invested all of the late fees? >> that's probably it. when we return we'll have ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ing five-day
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today, 90, 91 sunday, 94 monday and 92 tuesday. 86 and 88 for wednesday and thursday. overnight lows going from the mid-60s to about 70 degrees on monday and tuesday. >> generosity and good weather. >> that's pretty nice. that's the first hour of
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the saturday morning show. there's another hour coming right up. we'll take you out to show you how beach volleyball is taking over the area. we'll also introduce you to a new introduction to holiday cook outs. we'll be back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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we have a live look outside at a cloudy start to the weekend. tim williams tells us that the sun will make an appearance. >> reporter: good morning, a baltimore county club is drawing a close eye from the chief of police. i'm all -- alex demetrick. a final flight and emotional fair well. >> reporter: do you like noise and tonka toys? >> we, what they have going on down here is right for you.
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when we return, they'll talk about the monster truck show, live! >> welcome back, temperatures are approaching 70 degrees. we can see the moisture and the hint of blue. it looks hazier than it really is than if you go outside and look up. we're starting to see improvement. we have the temperatures in the 60 to 70-degree range. 75 on the shore. we're all falling somewhere between the numbers.
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we have dry, comfortable air into the region. as a result, we'll see improvement. we have a dense fog advisory in effect for washington and allegany counties as well. 69-degrees in central maryland and going up to 90 degrees under partly cloudy skies. it will be hot and less humid. already, thank you, tim. here's what people are talking about. picking up the pieces. mother nature's one, two punch left several homeless. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. this storm packed a devastating blow and many can't believe how quickly their homes were destroyed. >> this is the waterline where the water stopped. >> reporter: she's looking for a new place to live after the thunderstorm thursday tore the roof off of her home. >> packing and throwing away stuff.
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>> oh, it's terrible. >> it's the worst thing ever. i wouldn't wish it on nobody. >> reporter: then, as many were trying to recover, another round of weather pounded weather friday. the streets were flooded. the punch was stunning. nearly 40,000 lost power. the trees blocked the roadways and shattered cars. >> when i opened up the front door, debris was flying at 60 miles per hour. >> reporter: folks who live here say that the storm came through in an hour. judging by the mess left behind, they're not sure how long it will take to clean up. >> the insulation is everywhere. >> have you seen this before? >> never. >> reporter: she and her boyfriend are trying to pack
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and grab whatever they can, hoping to rebuild. >> it's terrible. i ain't gonna have a house to live in for months. >> reporter: the red cross is providing shelter to about 2 dozen families. many others are staying with loved ones. wjz, eyewitness news. and no serious injuries were reported as a result of the storm. the police in baltimore county are investigating a car accident that left a woman dead. the woman was struck by a car on baltimore national park in woodlawn. the drivers stopped after the accident. a controversial nightclub is once again making head lines following a brutal murder. the club has a history of problems. >> reporter: nothing appeared unusual on july 2nd, but at 2:00 a.m., before the sun came up, the parking lot was a crime
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scene. >> oh, man, i know it was at least 20 police cars out here. they had this whole area roped off. it was terrible. it was terrible. >> reporter: this 36-year-old was shot and killed in the parking plot. the manager says it was impossible to tell what lead to the shooting. access to the club parking lot makes the location open to highway traffic. >> i would think this was a okay low caution. i don't think i'll come back here. >> reporter: the spokesperson says it's on the chief's radar. >> especially in light of what happened last weekend. the department is paying close attention to club part baltimore. they're prepared to take action. >> reporter: the manager says
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we're fully cooperating with the police. the management is concerned about the safety of others as well. >> we're optimistic that the situation will improve there. >> reporter: club baltimore is open for business. the owners reportedly have a hearing with the liquor board about the noise problems. the manager tells us he's not aware of the meeting. reporting from rosedale, i'm pat warren. back to you on tv hill. >> the police are asking anyone with information to give them a call. the u.s. economy takes a dive amid-a disappointing jobs report. the unemployment rate jumped. it's the highest it's been all year long. the companies only added 18,000 jobs last month. in a press conference yesterday, president obama acknowledged that the economy isn't producing enough jobs. it's going to be a weekend of work for lawmakers.
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the republicans and democrats are sparring over cuts as they try to raise the nation's debt ceiling. if a deal isn't reached by august second, the u.s. could default on the debt obligations for the first time in history. it was a legendary launch for the space shuttle atlantis. as we report, much of what was watched was taken off by scientists in greenbelt. he has the reaction now. >> reporter: while the four astronauts shuttled into the space shuttle, hundreds of nasa employees settled into watch. mike has spent three decades on the project. >> it's a bittersweet end. we have a rich, rich history here at goddard with the shuttle program. we have thrown payloads on 70%
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of the flights. >> reporter: this is the last. it's the 135th shuttle flight. >> all three engines, up and running. two, one, zero, lift off! the final lift off of atlantis. >> it showed what the country can do when we applied the best we had. >> i was very emotional. i cried. >> i don't remember the oh poll low program. the shuttle was a huge inspiration. >> reporter: why it may be sad to see it climb away, it's also time for the shuttle to leave. >> we had to stop it, because old technology. we wanted to make sure people are safe. >> reporter: despite the tragic loss of two shuttles and their crews.
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>> what an amazing journey for all of us. and for a while, it will be up to russia to man the international space station. private industry is also developing a space system. frustrations are boiling over for the orioles as the team suffers one loss after another. now,the birds taking on the red sox at fenway park. the first inning was a defensive mess. no one could get a handle on the ball and then, in the 8th inning, kevin gregg starts yelling after he pops up. both are ejected from the game and it's another loss for the orioles. 10-3 was the final. >> the o's have two more games at fenway park. we'll see the birds take on the red sox before the all star break tomorrow afternoon here on wjz-13 at 1:30 in the
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afternoon. not a way to start off a series. >> both of them, swing and miss, swing and miss, with the bats and without the bats. can't hit a thing. it's a shame. and the all star break, last year, after the all star break, buck showalter was introduced and they had the winningest schedule. that was after the all star break on either league. we'll keep our fingers crossed. weather will cooperate around the country. really. there's not too much disturbance really around the east coast. all of the storms have continued to push offshore. we have a nice weekend shaping up. we really do. we have 70 degrees at bwi. we have gone up a few degrees.
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winds are calm and 68 is the dew point. humidity at 93%. the barometer's going up and high pressure is building into the forecast. we're starting to see the temperatures going up accept for oakland and cumberland. we haven't changed much on the highier elevations. 51 -- 73 at pat tux sent -- patuxent river. we have calming of the winds around patuxent river. the winds are calming down now that the storms are pushing further and further offshore.
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the front responsible for the storms pushed offshore. the clouds are going along with it. the rain is around the lower area and high pressure is building in. with the high comes the lower humidity. we've seen the winds bringing in a cooler, dryer air mass. that's settling over us now. the next chance of rain doesn't come until tuesday. that's an afternoon chance of thousands. until then, we have a -- thundershowers. until then, we have the best of both worlds. your sunset is at 8:35 and a north wind on the bay at 5 to 10 knots. going up to 90 degrees under partly cloudy skies and we'll be hot and less humid. the dew points will drop nicely. then, tomorrow, back up to more summer lime temperatures. 91 degrees and the average is 87.
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we'll have more sun today. the clouds will dissipate and then 94 monday and 92 tuesday and 86 wednesday and 88 thursday. overnight lows in the 60s to about 70 degrees. still to come on eyewitness news saturday morning. growing mess. how britain's prime minister is now caught up in a tabloid scandal that surprised the world. plus, how an abandoned hearse sparked a chaotic scene. >> reporter: i'm mike schuh, live at m&t bank stadium. if you've not seen it, you have to. it's the monster truck show at m&t bank stadium. travis pass van that, you -- pa van that -- pastrana, you'll hear from him. ,,,,,,
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well, the forecast isn't bad on the shore. 82 today and the water temperature is up around 79 degrees. this is the ocean city forecast thought throughout -- throughout the rest of the
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summer. already, thank you, tim. now, back to the other stories people are talking about. uk prime minister, david cameron is in the middle of the "news of the world" scandal. andy coalson used to run the prime minister's communication's office and he resigned this weekend. a suspicious hearse touched off a bomb investigation. friday night, the miami police found a number of firearms inside the parked hearse. they called in the bomb squad and brought the highway to a stand still. the police are trying to find a man seen walking from the vehicle. well, the royals bring the honeymoon after glow to tinseltown. they kicked off their two day tour of los angeles yesterday.
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they headed to the beverly hilton with british leaders followed by a reception where celebrities got to rub elbows with the couple. well, the monsters are taking over m&t bank stadium. mike schuh, talk about a man in his element. he's more in tune with this an he has been with other live reports. he's talking about the high octane event! >> reporter: saturday, saturday, saturday! now, the smoking back stadium! [ laughter ] >> see what we mean? he's good at it. >> reporter: well, i don't smoke, so i just ruined my voice. kate and the prince will be down here today. >> yeah, i heard that. >> reporter: i don't know if
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it's true, but that's what i hear. let me show you the video of this stuff. it's just, i hope i don't offend anyone. it's stupid good fun. it doesn't make sense at all. you have things weighing multitowns and they -- multitons and they're flying through the air and it's loud. it's tonka trucks flying through the air and they land. people pay money for this and it's a lot of fun. the smell of corn dogs is in the air at all times and they even open up the beer taps. we have a local who was involved in this. he got into the back door with motorcycle racing and nap -- and annapolis' own travis pastrana is going to be here. >> reporter: driving anything is fun.
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nothing beats getting into a 2000-horsepower truck. the tires and suspension, it's uncontrollable and fun to control. we did a back flip and we're trying to find out what we can do for the event. >> reporter: the element of danger! big trucks flying through the air. i've been to one of these. when my ears stopped ringing, it was great. this is out doors. tickets are available. they have a variety of different tickets. for you don't have a ton of money, kids get in for ten bucks in the upper bowl. so, look, it's tonight. gates open at 2:30. 5:30, they'll start running around. it's good stuff. photographer e greg is taking his family. he has two boys.
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loud, family event. i hope greg enjoys it. >> and i have to admit, while we were showing the video, we were all pinned and glued to the screen. you can't explain the draw. there >> reporter: it's one of the things where, the idea of buying a ticket for myself, you would say, well, i don't know. but if you were magically transported down here, you would have a good time. good time, good time, good time! >> no more caffeine for you. >> none, we're taking it away. we'll check back in 20 minutes. mike schuh is reporting live. having a great time. if you want more information, go to wjz.com and click on seen on tv. and still to come an eyewitness news saturday morning. >> reporter: i'm alex demetrick, keeping stink bugs out of maryland wine. that's as ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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we're going up to 90 degrees tomorrow. 90 degrees today. 91 tomorrow, 94 monday, and 92 tuesday. we have a chance of thundershowers, it's just a mention and 86 wednesday and 88 thursday. growers brake for a potential crop loss from stink bug.
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vineyards are making extra efforts to keep the bug out of the vines. >> grapes are just coming out in maryland vineyards. so are the stink bugs. >> they're out there. >> reporter: he hasn't seen a lot yet, but it doesn't take many to cause damage. >> the one grape will start to rot and it effects grapes around it. >> reporter: they have to natural predator to control them. right now, they're busy reproducing. they have a taste for everything maryland grows. >> fruit, vegetables, berries. it affects all crops. the only thing we haven't seen it on is kale and rhubarb. >> it's one of the biggest pests we've had in the united states in this region in 40 years. >> reporter: early detection is
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critical. that means more work and more expense. >> it's important to scout. when they're in there, you spray and get rid of them. >> it's not just a matter of finding them, but extra effort is needed to keep them out of the wine. >> you smell bad. you don't want the taint in your wine. we've been careful to keep them out of the products. it's not just maryland wineries on the look out. >> advisories have gone up to virginia and california. >> can you imagine? no. i can't. still to come on eyewitness news saturday morning. remembering betty ford. a look back at a life filled with highs and lows. it brings things into perspective how quickly lives can change. after a baseball fan falls
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to his death, the changes that could be coming to the stadium around the country. annapolis man is the only one that is sailing around the world. world. his adventure, coming up. ,,,,,, 3q
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welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning. i'm gigi barnett. >> i'm tim williams. it's 70 degrees. we're looking at temperatures going up 20 degrees for the high today. we have a lot of improvement considering the last few days. some parts of the area are --
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stairs, they're probably wondering, which side did she say it was. suffering from the roll of her after effects of the illness, she was hooked on pain pills and alcohol. she entered a alcohol alcohol hospital to kick the habit. >> i went public with my treatments. >> i was public about breast cancer. that shall helped a will the -- >> that helps a lot of people. >> she founded the betty ford cancer center. >> i've always been open about my life. probably sometimes too much so. >> reporter: her openness was her greatest gift to her country. her frail appearance at her husband's funeral service served as a poignant reminder. sandra hues, wjz, eyewitness
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news. relatives say that ford died peacefully with her family beside her. president obama issued a statement calling the first lady a powerful advocate for women's rights. michigan police are trying to piece together a deadly shooting rampage. this man killed seven people including two of his exgirlfriends and his 12-year- old daughter. this sparked a citywide chase. after a five hour stand off, he turned the gun on himself. residents are still in disbelief. >> i'm overwhelmed. >> the whole town was upside down and everyone -- well, everyone feels it. >> reporter: last night, more than a hundred people gathered to remember the victims. even though the shooting shook the community, they'll pull
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together and heal. casey anthony's mom is getting the cold shoulder from her mom behind bars. casey anthony's mom asked to visit her and she turned the request down. tuesday, she was found not guilty of murdering her daughter. she'll be released next weekend. a baseball fan plummeted to his death. now, the player is speaking out. >> reporter: the flag was at half staff and there was a moment of silence to honor a fan who fell to his death. >> it's the saddest thing i've seen at the ballpark. >> the first person i saw was the dad and the boy. you know? it looked like, you know, someone would love to have a
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baseball. >> reporter: the father fell head first and his son watch. >> his son cried out, daddy. >> he was calling for his dad. we didn't want him to see what was going on. >> reporter: the first responders say he was conscious and asked him to check on his son. he went into cardiac arrest and died after wards. >> hearing the little boy screaming for his daddy and then being home with my kids, it hit home last night. >> i'm so glad we didn't see that. >> reporter: this was not the first fall at the game. a year ago, a man fractured his skull, but survived >> an inspector looked at the scene and everything was up to
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code. mlb promises to investigate the incident. it could lead to changes around the nation. he's a home grown sailor that takes on an around the world challenge. jessica kartalija caught up with him in the middle of the atlantic ocean. >> this is cold, cold water! >> reporter: sailing 25,000 nautical miles in a nonstop race around the world from barcelona, spain. >> the water is over the cabin top. >> reporter: the 34-year-old is at the helm. >> we're going 22 knots >> reporter: a satellite linked him to the boat. >> we're halfway up the coast of brazil. >> reporter: he and his sailing partner braved conditions.
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>> fairly big storms. 45-foot waves and 60 miles per hour winds. >> reporter: there are other around the world sailing races, but this is the only one with two people on board. disaster strikes when the keel breaks on the neutrogena. >> reporter: do you stop and think, what am i doing out here? >> yeah, definitely. lying on your stomach with hydrologic fluid covering you and trying to find out what part of the system is broken and you have no idea. yeah, you have days where you wish you were at home. >> reporter: following the race from home, his mother: >> what concerns you the most. the boat breaking. >> reporter: communicating, she sees he's lost more than 20- pound. >> he's 6'4" and his face is so
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thin. >> 30 knots. >> reporter: he first discovered a passion for sailing in maryland. he and his co-skipper are fit to arrive back in barcelona. this was an incredible accomplishment in his first race around the world. it's wonderful that we've been able to do this. jessica kartalija, wjz, eyewitness news. wow, for him! >> now, he has his sites set on another round the world race that he'll do around the world all alone.
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this rally gave people a chance to sample everything that the trucks had to offer. they'll do this food truck rally every month. we're getting a look at joe flacco's wedding photos. you can see flacco and his bride throwing popcorn at a movie theater. he married his high school sweet heart last month. you can check out more pictures on wjz.com. click on links and numbers. don't miss on easy ways to save money. if you're heading out of town, unplug your electronics. a tv plugged in adds $160 to your bill each year.
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i'm mary bubala, trying to help you be an energy saver. for more information on how to be an energy saver, go to the right side of the page and click on the special section. do you think the flaccos had cheese at their wedding reception? >> yeah, and wine. >> yeah, we have an expert to act about -- to talk about how to pick the right cheese and pair it with a beverage or two. >> take it upscale. >> we have michael bloom in house to talk about that. >> if you're doing anything outside. always think about this time of the year. i get a lot of calls from brides worried about their plans for the weekends. i always think about them when we do the forecast. when they come together, it's a jackpot for the july brides. >> they're like, tim, make it okay. >> well, it's in my hands,
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right here. take a look at 70 degrees is the forecast for this morning at least. we'll start out at 70 and go up 20 degrees. 93% humidity. the winds are currently calm. 29.84 is the barometer and that's going up. 75 in ocean city and 71 in elkton and oakland. around the metro, we have 70 degrees in columbia and bwi. 74 in annapolis and on kent island. 73 in d.c.. what shall i mean is, calm readings now and we have had a bit of a wind bringing in dryer, cooler conditions. with the lower humidity coming up, we have all of the summertime heat without all of the humidity. that's the best of both worlds for the weekend. all of the rain that was associated with the front has started to push offshore. clouds are being pulled with it. down into the edge, now, the
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south eastern edge of virginia and the lowest edge of the delmarva. the next chance of rain isn't until tuesday. we'll keep you posted until then. today, tomorrow, if you have a long holiday, monday is incredible. no advisories, 1:37 is the next high tide. it degrees and partly sunny and hot conditions. lower humidity than the last few days. comfortable and 65 degrees is the overnight low. 91 tomorrow. the average is 87 and 94 monday, 92 tuesday and a chance of an afternoon thundershower. overnight lows around 70 degrees. still to come on eyewitness news saturday morning. don't forget to say cheese when you're planning your next summer party. we don't mean the pictures.
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we have the best choices for every occasion, coming up i'm mike schuh, live. we're thinking about how they put the monster truck facility together. there's tons of dirt in there now. they'll have monster trucks running where the ravins are passing and playing. en we'll talk about it in a few minutes. ,,,,,,,,,, 3q
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as you were saying, it was like 4000-tons of dirt down here. you know the people got a good look at what the engineering plan was to how they'll put down the layers of protection of the field field is still under here. they have the dirt on top. they've built it up and it's ready to go. they have had trucks and trucks delivering all week long. the ramps are in place and annapolis' own travis pastrana is going to be flying off of the jumps. >> my specialty is being underprepared and overenthusiastic.
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i drive everything and i'm looking forward to being in front of the home crowd. we don't remember them having a monster truck show here. it will be tough. if we were a few hundred miles south of here, it would hardly be news. but to put this kind of dirt here, it's going to bring out a good crowd. you can get a 10-dollar seat for your kid. so, gates open at 2:30. they're flying through the air starting at 7:30. that's it from m&t bank stadium. back to you on tv hill. he's not going to be able to talk tomorrow. >> right! you better drink hot tea,
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michael. if you would like more information on the monster truck jam, go to the scene on tv section. believe it or not, there's a century's long debate on how to enjoy cheese. >> michael bloom is here to settle the debate and select the right cheese for your event, coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the best way to upgrade your cookout is to add cheese.
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everyone cheese. it's important to know that cheese is also a summer event. with barbecues and it's great to entertain with. it's easy to pick a selection of cheese important thing is to ask. most think of cheese in the dairy department. it can be in the deli. just ask for help. i'm here with a selection of dutch cheeses. in the summer, it's great to entertain with a harder cheese. that's why your dutch cheese holds up well being aged. that's the best moisture. it's not going to melt on you like a brie. it's easy to find things to accompany it.
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people love to hear the story of cheeses. that's thing to keep in mind. don't ask what cheese should i buy, but also the history. this is great for melting on burgers or by itself. it's aged a month, that's munster cheese. >> you can see the seeds in it. >> yeah, that's great for people that are new to cheese, it's really creamy, not a ton of flavor in the cheese, but you get the seeds and it goes great with the chardonnay. and that's a goat cheese. people think of goat cheese as a fresh goat cheese that's flavorful as far as the flavor of a goat cheese. there are goat cheeses out there that are very smooth,
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don't taste like it at all. that's where this falls into place. it's aged for four months and goes great with a medium bodied red wine. >> can i give it a try? >> yeah, and it's selling beyond expectation. it's good. >> very smooth. you have several things. i see classic and xo? >> well, we have this cheese here, it starts the one with an ale. these are all lactose free. this is important. this is swiss and parmesan. people can entertain with them and be lactose free. >> you have guides on your website? >> yes, and don't be afraid to ask your local store where to buy good cheese.
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>> michael broom, thank you very much. great information. this information will be on the website at wjz.com. click on the scene on section. we'll be back in a moment. ,,,,,
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